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    Pond monitoring system

    In the past, I have posted about how I was interested in building an aquarium controller, but I feel that implementing that on my indoor tanks would be more work than it's worth, however I think that it may be worth it to build a monitoring system for my pond using a raspberry pi zero. There...
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    Carp pox

    As I have mentioned previously, I believe that the lionhead goldfish in my 20 gallon tank has carp pox, due to lesions on its tail. It appears to have gotten worse, with larger bumps on the side of the fish. I think I'll probably do a water change on the tank, and maybe raise the temperature...
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    Pre-filter material

    In the filter for my 1500 gallon Koi pond, I had always used polyester batting as the mechanical filtration media in a basket at the top of the filter where the water comes in, but I want to replace it with something reusable. I tried getting some AquaMaxx 100 micron reusable filter media, but...
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    Lump on side of betta?

    My blue Betta has a lump on his side, and it's under the scales. I think it's some kind of mass, any idea on what it could be?
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    Most intelligent fish?

    In your opinion, which fish are the most intelligent? I think that Koi are really smart, and they also have unique personalities.
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    What do you think about ʻOumuamua? Do you think it's a comet, or do you think it's part of an alien spacecraft, like what Avi Loeb is saying?
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    He Jiankui

    He Jiankui has been charged by the Chinese government for creating genetically engineered babies. I find the genetic modification of humans to be kind of scary, I wonder if it will remain illegal, or if they will eventually allow more research into human genetic engineering to take place.
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    Utah Fishkeepers turns 4 Years old

    Exactly 4 years ago today, I started Utah Fishkeepers.
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    Canister filters for 180 gallon

    I need two canister filters for my 180 gallon, since it is drilled with two overflows, and I need a canister for each overflow. I have been leaning towards getting two Eheim 2217s, but I'm a bit worried they won't be powerful enough. Each canister is rated to 159 gallons, but I heard that two...
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    Inline heaters vs internal heaters

    I will hopefully be setting up my 180 gallon tank soon, but I'm going to be setting it up in the furnace room, which isn't heated. I initially estimated a 30 degree Fahrenheit difference between the room temperature and the desired tank temperature, and according to the calculation based on...
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    Betta died

    The betta that I recently got for my new 10 gallon tank died, I noticed that he was laying on his side last night, and he was dead today :(. I am not sure what caused him to die, but it seemed like he was acting fine the day before yesterday. I worry that he might have had fish tuberculosis...
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    Hanna Instruments checkers

    Has anyone here used Hanna Instruments Checkers? I ordered one for Ammonia. With chemical test kits, you don't get an exact number result, you have to compare the color of the test with the card, but that isn't always completley accurate, so with the Hanna Instruments checker, you put the...
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    Lower 10 gallon Betta tank

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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    Fishkeeping Logs/Journals

    As I mentioned in my thread about fountain pens, I keep a fishkeeping log/journal and write about 50 pages a month in it. Does anyone else here keep a fishkeeping log/journal?
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    Jardini Arowana species profile

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    Downstairs top 40 gallon tank

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    55 gallon Electric Blue Hap tank

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    Downstairs bottom 40 gallon tank

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    What are all these little snails?

    In my upstairs top 40 gallon aquarium, there are a lot of these little snails, and I don't know what species they are, or how they got in the tank. What kind of snails are they?